Emery E. McCombs

emery mccombs

May 18, 1970 ~ September 27, 2023

Born in: Brooklyn, NY
Resided in: Commack, NY

Emery E. McCombs, 53, of Commack, NY, died at home on September 27, 2023, surrounded by his wife and children. He was born in Brooklyn in 1970 to Clifton and Etta McCombs. He grew up surrounded by his incredibly supportive and close community on Willoughby Avenue, where he made life-long friends. As a young adult, Emery loved to travel and frequently visited Florida and other locations. He knew all the best nightlife spots and loved being out on the town with his friends. He was also known for his style and could always be spotted in a fresh Polo.

After many years in the Manhattan courier business, Emery joined GEICO, where he had a 20-year career. He was dedicated to work, loved what he did, and was well known and respected by his coworkers. At GEICO, he made so many amazing friends and met the love of his life, his wife, Katie.

Emery and Katie were excited to start a family of their own and their two sons meant the world to him. He loved spending time with his family, especially playing sports with his sons; watching his Knicks, Giants and Yankees; hosting pool parties, BBQs, and family gatherings; and going on many adventures- including taking their annual trip to Aruba.

Everyone who knew Emery knows how much he loved music. “DJ EMLO” could always get the party grooving. He loved using music to bring joy to people’s lives. During his long and brave battle with cancer, Emery always stayed positive. If he could play a song for us today, it might be Rhianna’s “Please Don’t Stop the Music.”

Emery was preceded in death by his father Clifton, and is survived by his wife Katie, his sons Kai and Miles, his mother Etta, his brother Tim, his nieces and nephews Shanice, Shania, Isiah, Grace, and James, his chosen family Crystal General, and many more extended family members who he loved dearly. We couldn’t have asked for a better husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. Emery will always live on in the hearts of all who love him.

In memory of Emery, his family welcomes donations to The Center for Black Health & Equity http://centerforblackhealth.org or The Colon Cancer Foundation http://coloncancerfoundation.org


Visitation: October 7, 2023 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Commack
2115 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY 11725

Service: October 7, 2023 3:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Commack
2115 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY 11725

Private- Cremation:

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  1. candleSincerest prayers and condolences to the family! May God bring you all comfort and peace in your time of bereavement.

  2. candleGodspeed cousin. I’m so sad you had to leave us so soon. May God welcome you with His open arms. Until we meet again..I love you. 🩵

  3. candleI’m going to miss everything about you Emery!!! God did not miss a beat in creating you. SIP my friend. My prayers family. No more pain

  4. Gone way too soon…. I will always remember his kindness, warmth and positive spirit. He loved his family so much… May those loving memories bring them comfort during these difficult times. Rest in peace, dear Emery.

  5. It is with much sadness that I learned of Emery’s passing. I was fortunate to have worked with his kind and and gentle soul. Emery was such a gentleman and brought joy to the workplace.
    Emery and his family will remain in my heart and prayers. May you find peace in our Lord’s arms 🙏🏻

  6. Emery you will be missed by all. Such a great father, husband, and great Friend. Gone way to soon. Will be remembered always brother!!!

  7. candleMy dear, sweet friend Emery… I am saddened to learn of your passing. My pray strength for your wife, children, mother, and family. I am comforted by the memories we created, meeting at Geico, many happy hours, and the birthdays parties you were present for. I will miss your kindness and friendship. Sleep easily and in peace.
    ~ WenWen

  8. Emery, you will be missed. Your smile and determination will forever be remembered. Memories will continue to be made with your beautiful wife, Katie and amazing sons, Kai & Miles as you watch over them. Rest in Peace.

  9. candleMy cousin Emory was a wonderful man who loved music and his family. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

  10. Em, you brought nothing but smiles every time at work. I use to yell out EM!! as we passed by in the halls of GEICO. Breaks my heart. Definitely will be missed. Prayers to the family.

  11. candleKatie and family – So sorry for the loss of this well loved family man! You sure packed a lot of love and life in a few years! Hoping those happy memories will help ease your grief with time. Keeping y’all in our prayers. Judy & Jim

  12. Love you bro. I’ve Learned a lot from you. Just by being in your presence. You took me under you wing. You was my day to day. One of the best people on earth. You was always there for my good times and bad times. You always kept it positive. It was an honor know you and being your friend. I’m going to miss you so much my brother 😢 💔🤍🕊

  13. candleEmery was one of the first people I met when coming to GEICO and he always stayed with a smile and kind words. He was someone who could find the positive in anything. Such a genuine person and spirit.

    Sending my deepest prayers and condolences.

  14. candleEm was one of those people that you met and would never forget. His kindness was so sincere. He was one of a kind. May you rest in peace and watch over your beautiful family.

  15. Emery we were so fortunate and had the pleasure to be around you! You added joy ,music and sincere kindness every moment, to everyone!
    You will live forever in the love and smiles of Katie, Kai, and Miles 💞 We will miss you💔

  16. candleI am so sorry for your loss. Emery was special, always having a smile on his face. He will be missed. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  17. So sorry for your loss ❤️‍🩹
    I am grateful to have met Emery and absolutely loved celebrating you both at the wedding ❤️ I love you so much Katie, thinking if you, Kai and Miles always.

  18. candleEmery you will never be forgotten and always be remembered as a great man and positive force my god bless your family

  19. Etta, Timothy and Family, please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Emery was such a sweet, kind, and gentle person. He is gone too soon and will truly be missed. We pray that God will bless you, strengthen you, sustain you, and give you peace throughout the difficult days and years ahead. We love you very much.

  20. For the time we knew him, Emery had a radiant smile a genuine warmth about him. His world was consumed by Kai and Miles and his love for you Katie. We send our deepest sympathy.

  21. Aunt Etta and Timothy, I love Emery so much and I will miss him. My cousins Timothy and Emery were the coolest and nicest guys. I always looked forward to anytime they would come to South Carolina and visit us. I have such wonderful memories of those visits. Emery was a kind, sweet, and gentle man. To Katie, Kai, and Miles, he loved you all very much. Mark and I want you to know that our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with you all during this time and in the times ahead. We love you all.

  22. candleMy heart goes out to Emery’s family. He was a great guy and a wonderful friend. I am so sorry for your loss.

  23. candleKenny Jr. – thank you for gracing us all with your presence, best of wishes to all your family and friends from the Williams Family.

  24. Rest in Peace Emory. I am praying for your family peace. Love forever my Willoughby Brother from another Mother, DJ Emlo!

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